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My Quest for Sub-30 Petrus

xcross

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I was recently inspired by @PetrusQuber to learn Petrus! After learning petrus, I want to get better at it. Similar to his thread, I will post my progress on Saturday every week. Unlike his Wuest, this thread will be more "beginner" in a way. So I will be listing my algs and tips for block building along with weekly updates.

Week 1:
Time 1:30m
Notes: Phew! Block building is really easy, faster than CFOP f2l! I feel faster (even though I’m slower) and LL is super easy now!
Learned: F2L after 2x2x3.
Beginners Tips: Track LL corners to predict OLL. It’s easier in this case because you don’t have to worry about edges!
 
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I would actually advise you not to solve as slowly as it takes to be pauseless. Jayden McNeill sent out a newsletter on this exact topic a while back. The idea is that good lookahead is predicting your next pieces while still solving the current ones. This does not necessarily mean being pauseless. Trying to transition to EO pauselessly every time is going to get you nowhere. Just try to figure out which pieces you want, where they're going to end up, and what you need to do to solve them when they get there. Petrus is a lot more difficult for that than CFOP, but it's doable. That's how you should think of lookahead.
 

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Took me way longer than a month I remember, but I wasn’t dedicatedly practising.
This is also a good 2x2x2 tutorial
and Lars’

I suggest starting with a couple of ways to make a block - this could be CFOP style, then gradually learn more and more tricks for certain situations, until it gets to the point where you look at the pieces needed, and instantly know what to do. Slow solving helps too. I didn’t really practise lookahead with slow solving much, I used it more as an opportunity to do some optimal blocks, kind of like Speed FMC.
 
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